9780495503644

Juvenile Delinquency Theory, Practice, and Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495503644

  • ISBN10:

    0495503649

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/26/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW, Tenth Edition, text gives you timely coverage of theory, policy, and the latest research. Praised for its balanced approach and for the authors' engaging writing style, this text will help you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. And JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW, Tenth Edition, includes leading-edge learning aids! Study more effectively and achieve success in your course with chapter objectives, critical-thinking questions, and a helpful point-by-point summary in each chapter. Plus, the book's many accompanying resources, such as the Book Companion Website, get you ready for your next exam!

Author Biography

Brandon C. Welsh is currently an associate professor of criminology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, and evidence-based policing.

Table of Contents

The Concept of Delinquency
Childhood and Delinquency
The Nature and Extent of Delinquency
Theories Of Delinquency
Individual Views of Delinquency
Social Structure, Process, Culture, and Delinquency
Social Reaction, Conflict, and Delinquency
Developmental Theories of Delinquency: Life-Course and Latent Trait
Social, Community, And Environmental Influences on Delinquency
Gender and Delinquency
The Family and Delinquency
Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups
Schools and Delinquency
Drug Use and Delinquency
Delinquency Prevention: Social and Developmental Perspectives
The Juvenile Justice System
Juvenile Justice: Then and Now
Police Work with Juveniles
Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing
Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization
Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Abroad
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